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The Benefits of Composite Decking

Composite decking is an excellent, low maintenance alternative to timber and continues to increase in popularity amongst landscape designers and homeowners, due to its stylish designs and durability. If you are considering decking an area of your outdoor space, here is a list of reasons why composite decking could be your perfect solution…


Composite decking is a combination of recycled wood and plastic. High-performance composite, like Trex®, also has a weather-resistant coating that protects the surface from fading, scratching and mould. Because composite decking is so durable, it is very easy to maintain and only requires occasional cleaning. You don’t even need to paint or seal it like you do with regular timber decking.


Composite decking is slip-resistant and splinter-free, making it a great solution for families with younger children. Many modern designs of composite decking use hidden fastening systems, where no screw head is visible on the walking surface. This is another important safety benefit that composite decking has to offer.


By eliminating nails and screws from the surface of composite boards; they create smooth, clean and modern looking decking areas. There is also a wide variety of colours and textures available to compliment the style and design of your home and garden.


Composite decking is often made from recycled materials such as wood and plastic, making it an environmentally friendly decking option. Trex® is one of the largest plastic recyclers in the U.S. and saves 400 million pounds of plastic and wood from landfills each year.

At Lawsons we stock a variety of composite decking products, including our bestseller Trex® decking, which is known for its durability and ease of maintenance. All Trex® decks come with a 25-year residential warranty and a 25-year fade and stain warranty, so you can be confident that your deck will last and stay looking great.